Honens International Piano Competition

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The triennial Honens International Piano Competition was established in 1991 with a gift of $5 million from Calgary philanthropist and pianophile Esther Honens. The competition offers the top prize in international piano competitions; with the winner being awarded a three-year Artistic & Career Development Program worth half a million Canadian dollars. Past laureates of the competition include Hong Xu Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and Pavel Kolesnikov.

Georgian pianist Nicolas Namoradze was named 2018 Honens International Piano Competition winner in September 2018.